By PoliceOne Staff
PASO ROBLES, Calif. — Officer Brett Oswald was killed Sunday by a passing vehicle that struck his parked cruiser.
Officer Oswald responded to a report that a vehicle had hit a tree on South River Road in Paso Robles, Calif. After investigating, the officer determined that no accident had occurred and that the vehicle was abandoned. He called for a tow truck and was waiting next to his patrol car, when a passing vehicle crossed the double yellow lines and struck his cruiser. The force of the impact rammed the patrol car into Officer Oswald.
The officer was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.